India is home to numerous mesmerizing destinations amongst which some are credited as world heritage sites, and others boast picturesque views. The best way to relish these scenic sites is a train journey. A rail journey could be extended and tedious, but the enchanting sites and forms of nature that you witness on the trip make the entire trip worthful. Pack your bags and plan a railway trip to below listed ten places, and experience the natures in its pure form.
Kalka to Shimla via Toy Train
Your trip to Shimla is incomplete if you haven’t chosen the iconic toy train for your trip. Kalka to Shimla railways track was established in 1903 and. It crosses 20 railway stations, 800 bridges, 103 tunnels and covers almost 96 kilometers within nearly 5 hours. What makes the ride in the toy train even more exciting is the picturesque view, which is a treat for your eyes.
Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling
Another toy train journey worth exploring is Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. A breathtaking view awaits for you in the journey. The tour will take you through different altitude, landscape, climate change, tea plantation, and the massive mountain Kanchenjunga. All these attributes will make your train journey blissful. You can easily book your toy train tickets online through Goibibo. Do not forget to check out the latest coupons for Goibibo to get a massive discount on your tickets.
Jammu to Baramulla
If you ever plan to visit mini heaven on earth, Kashmir, make sure you choose a train journey. This is one of the enthralling train rides where you get to see a thick layer of the snow on your sides, the spine chilling weather, captivating view, and tall Chinar trees covered with snow all around. The train starts from Jammu and reaches Baramulla via Udhampur and Srinagar in 6-7 hours.
Mumbai to Goa
The train journey begins from Mumbai railway station and ends at Goa railways station. In approximately 13 hours of the trip, you will witness a spellbinding view which starts with Sahyadrari Georges and stretches to Arabian Sea fringes. From picturesque landscapes, bridges, tunnels steps of Westen Ghat to coastal peripheries and small rivers, the Mumbai to Goa trip features all the stunning views.
Hugli to Madgaon
Hugli to Madgoan is approximately 208 km away. What makes this long journey enticing and worth is the magnificent Dudhsagar waterfall which you can see in the middle of the route. The cascading beauty flows in full vigor. Though the spot does not have any railways station, however, if you want to relish the serene beauty from close you get down at Londa Junction.
Mandapam to Rameshwaram
Regarded as one of the most dangerous train routes across the world as the train runs on a thin railway track which is on the top of the Palk Strait Bridge and is surrounded by water body. The bridge is known to be the second-longest bridge in the country and a single route that connects Pamban Island to mainland India.
Mettupalayam to Ooty
Nilgiri passenger is one of the oldest trains that has a steam engine. The train crosses the mountains of Nilgiri, and you will see a vast forest, thick pines, tunnels and oaks, a feast for your eyes. Do not forget to carry your camera along to capture nature at its best. The five hours journey encompasses Asia’s steepest track and eight stations. The iconic song ‘Chhaiyya Chhaiyya´ was shot on the same route.
The Indian Maharaja- Deccan Odyssey
If you ever plan a long railway trip, do consider The Indian Maharaja- Deccan Odyssey. It is amongst the luxurious trains that feature Ayurvedic massage center, library, gym, steam bath, conference room, and every possible feature that you can think of. The ten-night route begins from Puna and ends at Delhi and back. On the way, it takes a halt on most of the tourist destinations like Ajanta Ellora caves, Tajmahal and many others to name.
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer
Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are two remarkable places to visit in Rajasthan. Both the cities host different culture and environment, but what connects them is Thar Dessert. The voyage boasts long-deserted sights that offer calm and tranquility. Away from all the hustle and bustle, the train journey will liberate your mind. The vibrant mud huts, caravan of camels, sunrise and sunsets will make your trip to Jaisalmer or back most enthralling railway trip.
Bangalore to Kanyakumari
The 20 hours long railway journey will remind you of ‘Malgudi days,’ making it one of the best train journeys in India. Bangalore to Kanyakumari completes 944 km embracing the scenic beauty of nature which encompasses green plantation, small villages, water bodies, and coconut trees.